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These famish'd beggars, weary of their lives;
all these enjoy our lands? lie with our wives? Ravish our daughters ?-Hark, I hear their drum.
[Drum afar off
Enter a Messenger.
Mess. My lord, he doth deny to come.
Nor. My lord, the enemy is pass'd the marsh;
bosom: Advance our standards, set upon our foes ; Our ancient word of courage, fair saint George, Inspire us with the spleen of fiery dragons ! Upon them! Victory sits on our helms. [Excunt.
Another Part of the Field. Alarum. Excursions. Enter NORFOLK, and forces ;
to him CATESBY. Cate. Rescue, my lord of Norfolk, rescue, rescue
Alarum. Enter King RICHARD.
K. Rich. Slave, I have set my life upon a cast, And I will stand the hazard of the die : I think, there be six Richmonds in the field; Five have 1 slain to-day, instead of him:A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a borse! [E.reunt.
Alarums. Enter King RICHARD and RichMOND;
and ereunt fighting. Retreat, and flourish. Then enter RICHMOND, STANLEY, bearing the crown, with divers other Lords, and Forces. Richm. God, and your arms, be prais'd, victorious
friends; The day is ours, the bloody dog is dead.
Stan. Courageous Richmond, well hast thou acquit
Richm. Great God of heaven, say, amen, to all !But, tell me first, is young George Stanley living?
Stan. He is, my lord, and safe in Leicester town; Whither, if it please you, we may now withdraw us.
Richm. What men of name are slain on either side?
Stan. John duke of Norfolk, Walter lord Ferrers, Sir Robert Brakenbury, and sir William Brandon.
Richm. Inter their bodies as becomes their births. Proclaim a pardon to the soldiers fled, That in submission will return to us ; And then, as we have ta'en the sacrament, We will unite the white rose and the red :Smile heaven upon this fair conjunction, That long hath frown'd upon their enmity!-What traitor hears me, and says not,-amen ? England hath long been mad, and scarr'd herself; The brother blindly shed the brother's blood, The father rashly slaughter'd his own son, The son, compell’d, been butcher to the sire; All this divided York and Lancaster, Divided, in their dire division 33,O, now, let Richmond and Elizabeth, The true succeeders of each royal house, By God's fair ordinance conjoin together! And let their heirs, (God, if they will be so,)
Enrich the time to come with smooth-fac'd peace,